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My Interrail global pass shows 3 inbound/outbound days in total in the app. How is it permitted to use the third day?

I have an Interrail global pass in mobile format, shown in the Rail Planner app. One point that surprised me is that there are 3 outbound/inbound days in total although classic rules tells that there ...
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France and Spain through Perpignan/Figueres with Interrail : pass not purchased yet, how to check availabilities, alternative routes

I would like to travel between Spain and France using the high-speed trains through the eastern border. I consider the Interrail option, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to check for the ...
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If I visit a place multiple times with the same Interrail pass, is it considered as a fraudulent "commuting" case?

I have used Interrail passes of longer durations (2 or 3 months) to accomplish multiple trips with a hop back home in between. The limit of two in/outbound days is accommodated by purchasing local ...
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Travelling through one's origin country with an Interrail pass

A flexible Interrail pass includes 2 days to leave/return to your origin country. All other trips must be taken in foreign countries. How does this hold if one wants to cross their origin country? For ...
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Can I join a TGV at a later station?

I've got an Interrail 2nd pass global pass. I also have a TGV reservation from Turin to Paris. Could I join the TGV at a later station (Oulx) using the reservation from Turin to Paris (Oulx is a stop ...
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When travelling by train using an Interrail pass, can I get compensated for delays and missed connections?

During some recent travels in Europe using an Interrail pass, I experienced some significant delays. Is there a compensation scheme? While most cases may cause some minor inconveniences, I ran into a ...
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Train from Switzerland to Italy with an Interrail pass valid in Italy: at which station does the pass "start"? What about mandatory reservations?

Starting in Switzerland, I would like to take the EuroCity train to Milan through the Simplon tunnel. For this trip, I have an Interrail pass valid in Italy only. I have to buy a regular ticket for ...
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Interrail seat reservation + partial route ticket

This summer I am planning on traveling by train from Zurich to Dunkirk using an Interrail ticket. Since I live in Switzerland this would constitute an outbound journey. I want to avoid this by ...
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Is it required to use the most direct route to the border when using an Interrail pass in the country of residence?

Using the Interrail pass, is there a requirement to go straight from the departing station to the desired border crossing point when travelling in the country of residence? Or is it possible to take ...
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Which (if any) Parisian RER/Transilien trains run by SNCF are included in Interrail?

Generally, the consensus on this site seems to be that Transilien/RER trains do not accept Interrail tickets. However, the wise Man in Seat 61 writes: Passes don't cover the Paris metro, or RER (...
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What are the 40,000 destinations that the Eurail Global Pass is giving access to? Train stations? Cities? Something else?

I read on https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes: Eurail Global Pass: Travel to over 40,000 destinations in 33 countries with our classic Pass, delivered straight to your device. What are the 40,...
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What are the differences between the Eurail Pass and the Interrail Pass, aside from who is eligible to buy them?

https://www.eurail.com/en/help/interested-in-eurailing/do-i-need-a-eurail-or-an-interrail-pass mentions Eurail Pass and Interrail Pass have the same price:  European citizens can use an Interrail ...
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Questions about using the interrail pass from Rotterdam to Budapest

So, I bit the bullet and bought an interrail pass. Planning to go from Rotterdam (Dec. 26th) to Budapest. Here are the details of the route: 07.35-08.12 Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal (IC 625) ...
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Interrail: How can I book seats for the TGV and the AVE

I want to travel from Berlin to Valencia via Interrail. Since I go via Interrail, I only need seat reservations. interrail.eu tells me for TGV (France) that Prices unavailable No price results were ...
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Crossing into my home country on a sleeper train with an Interrail Global Pass. Which day should be marked as the inbound trip day?

I am planning to finish a trip and go back to Switzerland using the Nightjet train from Germany. If I use an Interrail Global pass, I am confused by two overlapping rules that apply: When taking a ...
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Re-routing and assistance rights for delayed Interrail/Eurail passengers

tl;dr: EU regulation 1371/2007 describes in articles 16 to 18 train passengers' rights to reimbursment, re-routing, compensation and assistance in case of train delays and cancellations. Are these ...
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Availability of DSB Orange Fri tickets in August

I'm currently planning a family train trip in Sweden and Denmark for next August. I see that there's a 50% discount if I can travel with "Orange Fri" tickets within Denmark: e.g., return ...
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How to properly book an international Nightjet train ride using a one-country Interrail pass?

For an upcoming trip to Germany, departing from Switzerland, I purchased the corresponding one-country Interrail pass. Sooner, I also booked a sleeper compartment surcharge in a Zurich-Hamburg ...
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Albania to Italy with interrail pass

I'm currently in Sarande, Albania and I want to travel to Italy with Ferry. I have an Interrail pass and I can't figure out what the most economical way will be for me to get to Italy. Does anyone ...
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Recommendations for travel insurance which covers unattended stolen goods [closed]

I am an Australian citizen going interrailing in Serbia, Albania, Italy and Spain in a few days time. I need to bring my laptop to be able to work and I feel very scared that it will be stolen, lost, ...
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Proof of Residency for Interrail as German Citizen Living in the UK

I live in the UK since allmost a year and would like to visit family and friends in Germany followed by an interrail trip. So I would like to get an Interrail pass as a UK resident. Eventhough I found ...
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How does reservation optional trains in the Europe work?

I have a 2nd class Eurail pass. I am looking for a train from Interlaken to Paris. And in the Eurail site, part of the journey is Reservation optional and another part is Reservation mandatory. I know ...
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interrail, can I check availability before buying

I understand that on some trains, in particular french TGVs, inter-rail reservations are limited in number. Is there any way to find out whether interrail reservations are available on a particular ...
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Interrail discount and birthday

I plan to buy an interrail ticket for March, but during the month I will turn 28. The discount for the Interrail ticket is until you turn 28 years. Hence, when I start my trip, I'll be 27, and when I ...
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Residency checks for Interrail passes?

I have already bought an interrail promotional global pass and paid for it. However, afterall, I found that probably I should buy Eurail pass (I am living in Ireland as an exchange student from Hong ...
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Travelling from Interlaken to Lucerne

Is Interrail ticket valid for Glacier Express trains between Interlaken and Lucerne? Do I need to make a reservation?
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Having a Hungarian PR, but a non-European passport. Can I use interrail?

I am actually quite confused, I have a Hungarian permanent residence but I live outside europe and carry a non-European citizenship. I can enter any european country without needing a visa though. ...
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What other cities (outside Poland) are easily accessed by train from Kraków?

If I wanted to explore some other countries by train from Kraków, what countries are easily accessed? I seem to recall it can be quite difficult/take a long time to get from Poland to Ukraine by train....
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Can global interrail pass go from Barcelona to Marseilles?

We are planning to go from Bilbao to Marseilles. After some research, it seems it is not viable to travel to France from Bilbao, so going to Barcelona seems essential. From Barcelona, there is a ...
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Name on interrail ticket

I booked interrail tickets for my group of friends through Myinterrail.com. However I mistakenly entered someone's name wrong. I thought he was an 'Alexander', whereas in reality he is just 'Alex'. ...
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How can two persons having Eurail and Interrail passes book same train and stay together?

Consider two persons: a EU citizen and an Indian coming in EU for visiting a couple of countries. According to this page (and if I'm not missing anything), the EU citizen would have to get an ...
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Best beach/island to visit in Croatia on Interrail? [closed]

I'm planning to go on an Interrail trip around Europe this May, and I was wondering what beach/island in Croatia would be the best place to visit. My Interrail route so far is: Copenhagen, Berlin, ...
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How to know train reservation prices at Interrail online reservation service?

Me and a couple of friends bought Interrail passes for our Summer trip this year. I was trying to make some train reservations at https://reservations.interrail.eu/ , but the process doesn't seem to ...
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Are Interrail passes accepted on the Little Yellow Train (Villefranche de Conflent to Latour de Carol)?

As part of an Interrail trip I'm looking at potentially riding the Little Yellow train and I'm trying to understand if the Interrail pass can be used on the Little Yellow Train themselves or if I need ...
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Can Interail passes be used on the Mulhouse tram train?

Im looking at potentially visiting the cite du train in Mulhouse as part of an Interail trip across Europe, as such I'h have a global Interail pass. Looking at the map I understand I need to get the ...
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How strict are the residency checks for Interrail passes for non-EU citizens?

Assuming a non-European resident/citizen purchases an Interrail pass despite not being eligible, can they count on getting away with it regardless? How strict are the residency checks? The question ...
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Why is Eurail more expensive than Interrail? [closed]

I was looking into planning a train trip with a friend from abroad and I realized that getting a Rail pass for him would be a lot more expensive - 371 EUR vs. 253 EUR. Is there a reason why non-...
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On German ICE trains with compulsory seat reservation, can I buy it on the train?

I'm soon taking the ICE train from Hamburg to Copenhagen on an Interrail pass. During July and August, seat reservation is compulsory on this train if crossing the German–Danish border. I'm taking ...
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What if I use an Interrail pass on a German ICE train without optional reservation, and all seats are sold out?

I'm going to take the Zürich-Hamburg ICE train using my Interrail pass, and know that seat reservation is optional on this Train. As I've never Interrailed before, I wonder: what would happen in case ...
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Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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InterRail checking the days

I want to buy an interrail for Finland and I want to know if I can use all trains there (cuz as I know there not high speed trains !?) ? and how they check the days you use the ticket ? I mean if I ...
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Does Interrail check for proof of residence and if so in which countries?

I'm going on a trip with Interrail soon. My friends (from the UK) don't actually have an official proof of residence and are a bit worried. Is anyone actually checked for their proof of residence and ...
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Passport validity [closed]

I am going interrailing in June and will be home in mid July, my current passport is valid until August. I'm wondering will there be any issues with it being so close to its expiration date, even ...
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Interrail tickets to travel around Europe [closed]

Do they really check how many months you have stayed in Europe when you get on the train? Because apparently you can't use Interrail if you haven't stayed for at least 6 months in Europe before your ...
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What is the country of residence under the rules of the InterRail?

The InterRail site states that InterRail pass is not valid in my country of residence. How do they determine my country of residency? I'm working in Germany, so from Germany's view I'm a German ...
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Buying Interrail pass abroad without passport

When buying an Interrail pass in Norway I have to bring my passport (or know my passport number). My problem is that I ordered a new passport very recently and will most likely receive it the day I ...
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What is the best approach to getting seat reservations when interrailing in northern Italy?

We will be interrailing in northern Italy late July. We would like to plan as little as possible but we have a couple of hotels and bnbs booked already so we will have to be sure to get to each one on ...
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How to order reservations for European trains online (with pass)?

I have a European rail pass, bought in the US, but to go really long distances I still have to order reservations (without ticket). The lines I'm particularly interested in are TGV in France, ICE, and ...
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Is there a formula similar or close to Interrail for a family with (small) children?

We are considering our options for the upcoming summer holiday. It would be really nice to do a train trip. The only problem is the tangle of different formula's. In the past I traveled with the ...
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Need some advice from the pros about interrailing around Europe!

I am going interrailing with two of my friends (all of us are 21 years old and male- if that helps?) from the end of July to mid August. We are getting the 22 day global pass and are actually starting ...
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